About Us

Daniel M. Gross

Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator

Daniel M. Gross is Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in the Critical Theory Emphasis. His research in rhetoric runs along three tracks: writing and communication, history of the disciplines, and medical humanities. Book publications include The Cambridge History of Rhetoric, Volume 5: Modern Rhetoric after 1900, edited with Steven J. Mailloux and LuMing Mao (Cambridge University Press, 2025); Being-Moved: Rhetoric As the Art of Listening (University of California Press, 2020); Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities (University of Chicago Press, 2017); Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective (University of Chicago Press, 2014), edited with Frank Biess; The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle’s Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Heidegger and Rhetoric (State University of New York Press, 2005), edited with Ansgar Kemmann.

Matthew Luskey

Coordinator, Writing across the Curriculum & Writing in the Disciplines

Matt joined the CWCC team in Fall 2023, after serving for seven years as Assistant Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Minnesota. He collaborates closely with faculty, graduate student instructors, teaching assistants, and departments across UCI on writing-related matters, including writing assignment design and assessment, utilizing effective practices in teaching and responding to student writing, and integrating writing into the major. He enjoys the dialogical nature of this work, which takes many forms—individual consultations, workshops, symposiums, panels, discussions, and writing retreats. His work in WAC + WID draws on experiences in writing program administration and in the classroom, where he has taught courses in literature, composition, film, media aesthetics, Liberal Studies, and Education. 

Iveta Cruse

Iveta Cruse

Assistant to the Campus Writing & Communication Coordinator

MA, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski

Iveta started her administrative career at the University of California, Irvine in 2000. She graduated from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski in Bulgaria with a MA in Italian Language and Literature. She also attended courses at the University of Perugia, Italy. Her interests involve philological studies, linguistics, translations, and poetry.

Leah Senatro

Leah Senatro

Campus Writing & Communication GSR

Leah is an English PhD candidate at UCI working towards completing the Medical Humanities emphasis. Her research explores the rhetorical consequences of the body and sensorial experience as well as digital multimodal composition. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy from Santa Clara University in 2019.

 

Our goals are to

  • assist faculty in the disciplines in improving writing instruction in upper-division W courses,
  • support the building of writing assignments into other disciplinary courses,
  • create possibilities for faculty to reflect on writing pedagogy in general and on the modes and standards of writing specific to each discipline,
  • generate opportunities for students to work together on writing projects and to assist each other in writing development,
  • consult with departments on the development of coordinated writing plans,
  • assess upper-division writing, and
  • forge stronger links between first-year composition and writing in the disciplines.

We invite inquiries on any of these topics, and we look forward to contributing to the multi-disciplinary culture of writing at UCI.

Philosophy

The following principles guide the CWCC in its various endeavors:

  • Writing is a mode of learning as well as a way of communicating disciplinary knowledge.
  • Writing is discipline-specific: i.e., people write within discourse communities, each with its own audiences, genres, forms, and standards.
  • Writing is always a rhetorical act, emerging from a context, addressing an audience, and serving a purpose.
  • Learning to write is a life-long process within which the four years of undergraduate study play a crucial role.

Location


We’re located on the ground level at Science Library (building 520 on the campus map), the first door to your left as you enter the library’s courtyard area from Ring Road.